There is Still Time Sign-up, Stock-up, and Save before January 31st

Where did the month go? I feel like January just flew by like the dead leaves in the winter winds. Thank goodness, you still have one more week to sign-up for my February Workshops, purchase the Magnolia Frame Kit, get my Seasonal Icon File for FREE, save 35% on our Alphabet Stamp sets, get a FREE Layout Kit, AND snag that amazing Card Captions stamp set for only $5.00.

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📌Before you keep reading, let me remind you that when you spend $50.00 on my website in January, you get the Card Captions stamp set for only $5.00 PLUS the FREE Seasonal Icon Design Space™ File PLUS a free Online Frame-It-Up Class, PLUS a New Seasonal Expression Catalog  PLUS a $5 Online Cricut class AND a handmade Thank You card from me. In order to qualify for all these amazing deals, you must place an order before midnight January 31st.

Here are a few other items to take advantage of before January 31st:

♥  The deadlines are quickly approaching for my February Coffee & Cards and February Crop, Craft, & Create scrapbook workshop, as well as my Basics Cricut™ classes. Learn more about these events

♥ Stock up and save on our sixteen inch Magnolia Frame-It-Up Kit. If you need a little inspiration, check out these projects I created.  Make sure you grab a few extra for gifts because you SAVE 30% when you purchase three or more.

♥  I am giving away a FREE ONLINE CLASS to anyone who purchases a Magnolia Frame AND a FREE Seasonal Icon Design Space™ File to anyone who spends $50.00 on my website during the month of January. Learn how to get your FREE FILE

♥  We’re kicking off our 35th Anniversary celebrations with 35% savings on our Alphabet My Acrylix® stamp sets. ♥ Order Your’s Online

Sign up for a 12-month Craft with Heart™ subscription between January 15–31 to receive a FREE Family Ties Cut Above® Layout Kit in your first shipment. I will be posting a short video next week showing all the kits available this quarter in my Facebook Group. Get Your Free Kit

craftwithheartjanuary-misscarriescreationsOur Card Captions stamp of the month is only $5.00 with any $50 purchase and is one you will want to add to your stash with it’s all-occasion sentiments.

Thank goodness for reminder emails, huh? I am sure that many of these were on your “to-do” list, and now you are telling yourself that you need to get it on the “done” list before you miss out on some amazing deals.  As always, many of these offers are only available, while supplies last, so make sure to get it checked off the list sooner than later.

I can’t wait to see what you create with all of these spectacular products!

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You’re My Person – Color My Heart Color Dare Card

This week at Color My Heart Color Dare, we are challenging you to create a project using only Black, White, and one accent color. For me, this meant getting ahead (for once) and creating a Valentine card. Before I start explaining my project, I want to give you a little inspiration for colors that go well with Black so I created a little “Board of Color” for you.

Are the wheels in your brain turning yet? I found these photos and others on Home Did It where you will find almost twenty color combinations to use as inspiration for this challenge. Since I was creating a Valentine’s Day card, I chose to use Candy Apple as my accent color.

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I know that this is a very “typical” Valentine color palette, but, honestly, I love all the patterns and textures that play so well together on this card. If you would like to recreate this card for “your person”, I have listed a few tips & techniques for you to read.

The background for this card was created cutting Candy Apple cardstock with a    Stitched Rectangle frame, then backed with Heart Happy paper.

The layered papers came from our Something Fierce and Mix-Ins paper packs. I was unable to find a third pattern that I liked, so I stamped the “Arrows” onto White Daisy cardstock using the Border Melody stamp set, then splattered it with a Black Shimmer Brush.

♥ I wanted to keep my sentiment simple, so I cut a square using the Stitched Square Frames, stamped the A Piece of My Heart sentiments using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.  I always love adding whimsical layers so I attached that cute Heart Clip on the side.

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My flower was a leftover from the Frame-It-Up kits I created. I chose not to add the Rose Gold center, but, instead, added Red Pearls.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have some of these in your stash, you can use a Carmine Marker, and color White Pearls.

After adding some Candy Apple Striped & White & Gold Skinny  ribbons and a few Gold Glitter Gems, the card was complete. I hope you are inspired by this card to join us for this month’s Color My Heart Color Dare.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Magnolia Frame-It-Up Seasonal Wreath

Call me crazy, but I take pleasure in a piece of Home Decor that I can change each season.  Maybe it’s the creator in me or the indecisive hormones, nonetheless, having the ability to change my home decor intermittently is something I enjoy.  This week, I decided to create a simple wreath that I can change throughout the year using the components from the Magnolia Frame-It-Up kit.  This simple project is something you can easily recreate for your home.

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My wreath base was cut at 11″ in diameter and  1½ wide from a piece of Foam Board, then wrapped it with Cotton Twine. By creating it from Foam Board, the wreath can be hung on a hook flush with the frame. After assembling the base, I began working on the leaves and flowers.  Since Magnolia leaves are naturally glossy, I used a foam brush to paint the front and back of each of the paper leaves in the kit with Gloss Mod Podge.  If you are not a fan of Mod Podge, you can use our Liquid Glass to achieve the same effect.(I happened to be out when I made this.) 

The Magnolia Flowers in the kit have a grey center, but since my home has Americana decor, and I wanted to bring some red into my flowers. As I contemplated what shade of red to use, I thought,”Why not add glitter?”, (you can never have enough glitter) so I grabbed my Red Shimmer Brush and brushed the center of each flower.

The gold center of each flower is beautifully designed, but I felt like it could use “a little more” so I added some Gold Pearls. This product is currently retired, but you could either paint our White Pearls with a Gold Marker, or use some of our Gold Gems instead. (If you would like instructions for creating ‘realistic’ flowers, sign-up for my online Frame-it-up class on Facebook.)

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Assembling the wreath was very simple. The leaves were glued directly to the Cotton Twine around the wreath base and the flowers were attached using Foam Dots. I punched out a few of the “Gold Twigs” from the kit and glued them randomly around the flowers and hung the wreath onto the frame.

This was a very simple project and one that I can’t wait to display in my home. My plan is to show you the additional wreaths as I build them through the year. If you choose to create this Magnolia Frame-It-Up Wreath, make sure to sign-up for my newsletter so that you can see the other wreaths. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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